Head of the National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons, Yasser Al-Farhan, accompanied by Coordinator of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Office in Syria visited the veteran dissident Khaled Al-Suleiman, who is widely nicknamed as “Syria’s Mandela” after he spent more than 26 years in the prisons of the Assad regime.
Although Al-Suleiman has recently moved to the IDP camps in northwestern Syria to escape the Assad regime and Russia’s onslaught on the region, he is still active in the revolution as he expressed his willingness to cooperate with the SOC to expose all war criminals in Syria.
The SOC’s delegation took note of the dire living conditions in IDP camps in northwestern Syria, expressing its concern over the future of young generation in view of lack of schools in the IDP camps. It made it clear that the SOC’s Office in rural Aleppo is conducting a comprehensive survey of the most urgent needs in these camps.
It is believed that Al-Suleiman is the only survivor of the infamous Massacre of Tadmur Prison of 1980. He refused to stay in the areas which fell to the Assad the regime forces, preferring to suffer in tents rather than submit to the regime’s rule. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)